Food & Hospitality

Kika Stretch Studios Short Hills is expanding to Millburn Sept.17, 2021.
Sep 17, 2021

Millburn business expands despite storm damage

Kika Stretch Studios Short Hills will open with a ribbon-cutting and special offers for guests. The timing has worked out well, owner Kamari DeBarbieri said, because "a lot of the other businesses who have suffered damages are starting to reopen. We also just got past the summer season, folks are back in town."

ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 8, 2012: The historic Atlantic City boardwalk at twilight. It is the oldest boardwalk in the United States dating from 1870.
Sep 17, 2021

NJ August casino wins grew 31% from last year amid COVID reopenings

New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement figures show gaming halls and racetracks took in a combined $427.6 million last month, compared to $326.3 million for the same month last year, which was the first full month that all the state's establishments reopened following a three-and-a-half-month total shutdown. They had won a combined $352.8 million in August 2019.

Frutta Bowls offers customizable acai and pitaya bowls and smoothies, along with other healthy snacks.
Sep 16, 2021

NJ native brand Frutta Bowls debuts in first Walmart location

The opening comes after WOWorks, which acquired the snack shop in 2020, signed a deal for 90 non-traditional retail presences with Ghost Kitchen Brands in the spring of this year.

TopPop’s innovative product line launched with alcohol-infused ice pops and has quickly expanded with manufacturing taking place right in Marlton.
Sep 15, 2021

TopPop leases Pennsauken warehouse

The specialty packager of frozen alcoholic beverages is tripling its South Jersey footprint with the lease of the freestanding, 63,347-square-foot facility.

esports, gaming, video games, players
Sep 15, 2021

G3 partners with Comtrade Gaming to power esports wagering platform

The project marks the online gaming technology provider's entry into the United States marketplace.

Mural Painter Inc. created the eye-catching exterior made up of Mission 50 in Hoboken's signature logo, as well as murals throughout the building’s internal stairwells.- QUALLSBENSON
Sep 15, 2021

Italian deli meat importer relocates from Brooklyn to Hoboken’s Mission 50

Levoni America will now coordinate its 300 types of salumeri from Mission 50's state-of-the art coworking space at 50 Harrison St. According to General Manager Alberto Morandi, the move to New Jersey allows the company to save money on taxes, insurance and rent.

Sagar and Jalpa Shaw opened Uncorked, a wine-themed BYOB event space and art school in Asbury Park. - BRETT KIMMINS
Sep 13, 2021

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After getting married in 2015, Sagar and Jalpa Shaw were looking to do something different with their lives and careers. They weren't sure exactly what they wanted, but they knew that owning and operating a fun and interesting business was definitely in the cards. The result was Uncorked, a wine-themed BYOB event space and art school in Asbury Park.

Sep 10, 2021

Unilever, CIA launch free leadership training program for chefs

The Leading a Fair Kitchen program is part of the consumer goods company's global Fair Kitchens initiative, focused on driving change to secure a healthier and more sustainable foodservice industry.

social media, marketing, pr, public relations
Sep 10, 2021

Manasquan marketing agency acquires Florida firm

The deal advances Wingman Planning's growth plan to grow with businesses that have a strategic fit within the company—both focus on providing local and small companies with marketing services and plans.

Sep 3, 2021

Jersey Mike’s embarks on 14 college tailgate tour

In partnership with Fox Sports, the Point Pleasant sandwich chain will make a stop at football games across 14 different cities, beginning with the Ohio State-Minnesota matchup in Minneapolis on Sept. 2 and culminating at Rose Bowl Stadium on Jan. 1, 2022.

Sep 3, 2021

Dave’s Hot Chicken coming to NJ with 14 locations

Amit Patel signed a franchise agreement with the brand to open 14 locations throughout Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

Sep 2, 2021

Borgata Hotel Casino adds Interblock Stadium to gaming floor

The dealer-assisted electronic table game hub offers a wagering experience for beginners and advanced players.